AFRICAN HISTORY FOR BEGINNERS
By Herb Boyd
Illustrations By Shey Wolvek-pfister
Price: US $14.95
6x9, 128 pp
African History For Beginners explores the rich history of this continent of contrasts. Discover the glory of the Pharaohs and Towers of Zimbabwe, the cosmology of the Yoruba, the courage of the Masai and the golden wonders of Mali, the art treasures of the Bushongo and the sophistication of the Egyptians. It is a unique documentary portrait of the Africans’ struggle to preserve their cultural heritage and homeland.
Recent archaeological discoveries indicate that Africa was the birthplace of humankind. Over the ages, the riches and wonders of Africa have attracted the world. Yet the Africans themselves often remained unknown or misunderstood. African History For Beginners sets the historical record straight.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Herb Boyd has traveled extensively in Africa. His first book, The Former Portuguese Colonies in Africa, was published by Franklin Watts.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Shey Wolvek-Pfister is a painter and illustrator. This is her fourth For Beginners book.